Sustainability


We want to be fully transparent about sustainability, so you get the information you need to make informed, ethical choices.

We want to be fully transparent about sustainability, so you get the information you need to make informed, ethical choices.

From climate-neutrality to supply chain traceability and sustainability labelling, transparency is a key enabler to making real world progress.

From climate-neutrality to supply chain traceability and sustainability labelling, transparency is a key enabler to making real world progress.


Polestar, along with all car makers, has a vital role to play in meeting global climate goals. Our industry is one of the world's biggest polluters and right now we are way off track, despite having funds and engineering capabilities to change that. But to change we need a clear Pathway, we need collective climate action and unprecedented collaboration. That is why we teamed up with Rivian and Kearney to create the Pathway Report. 

Polestar, along with all car makers, has a vital role to play in meeting global climate goals. Our industry is one of the world's biggest polluters and right now we are way off track, despite having funds and engineering capabilities to change that. But to change we need a clear Pathway, we need collective climate action and unprecedented collaboration. That is why we teamed up with Rivian and Kearney to create the Pathway Report. 

See more about The Pathway Report


The Polestar 2 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) reveals the car’s lifetime carbon footprint, covering emissions from materials production, manufacturing and logistics, use phase, and end of life. The report also includes the methodology we used.

The Polestar 2 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) reveals the car’s lifetime carbon footprint, covering emissions from materials production, manufacturing and logistics, use phase, and end of life. The report also includes the methodology we used.

See more about the LCA

By being completely transparent about our methods and progress towards a climate-neutral future, we aim to set a standard that others who want to make similar claims must follow.

By being completely transparent about our methods and progress towards a climate-neutral future, we aim to set a standard that others who want to make similar claims must follow.

We’re fully transparent about all greenhouse gas emissions from cradle to grave, so you can make an informed choice.

We’re fully transparent about all greenhouse gas emissions from cradle to grave, so you can make an informed choice.

In 2020 we published the lifetime carbon footprint of the launch edition of Polestar 2, along with the entire methodology we used.

Download the 2020 Polestar 2 LCA


We’re working to change how minerals are extracted and processed. We want them to be mined responsibly, with respect for human rights, local communities, and ecosystems. We currently trace cobalt using blockchain. More risk materials will follow.

We’re working to change how minerals are extracted and processed. We want them to be mined responsibly, with respect for human rights, local communities, and ecosystems. We currently trace cobalt using blockchain. More risk materials will follow.

Using blockchain software supplied by our partners, Circulor, we can accurately track cobalt throughout our entire supply chain. This means its source, and the methods by which it’s extracted, processed and transported, can be regulated.

Using blockchain software supplied by our partners, Circulor, we can accurately track cobalt throughout our entire supply chain. This means its source, and the methods by which it’s extracted, processed and transported, can be regulated.


You can find product sustainability declarations on our website and in Polestar spaces. They currently disclose our cars’ cradle-to-gate carbon footprint and traced risk materials. The next step is to develop these declarations by including more sustainability metrics like recycled content.

You can find product sustainability declarations on our website and in Polestar spaces. They currently disclose our cars’ cradle-to-gate carbon footprint and traced risk materials. The next step is to develop these declarations by including more sustainability metrics like recycled content.

Learn more about sustainability

The figure in the above image refers to the Polestar 2 Long range Dual motor variant.

The figure in the above image refers to the Polestar 2 Long range Dual motor variant.

We take a holistic approach to sustainability, according to the scope set out by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We continuously reassess and take action on all of our material issues, to ensure that we strive towards a positive impact.

We take a holistic approach to sustainability, according to the scope set out by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We continuously reassess and take action on all of our material issues, to ensure that we strive towards a positive impact.

Read more in the sustainability glossary

Our latest reports 

Polestar Annual Review for 2021 details our sustainability pillars, trends and growth strategy.

Annual review 2021

Discover how Polestar approaches transparency and how it defines our Sustainability Report for 2022. 

Sustainability Report 2022
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